Free Marc Emery: Rally For The Prince of Pot - Saturday, September 19, 2009
CANNABIS CULTURE - Join the 2009 'The Worldwide Rally For The Prince of Pot', and show your support for Marc Emery, the marijuana activist who is going to jail in the United States for FIVE YEARS for selling marijuana seeds and funding the cannabis movement.
This is the 2009 rally page. For the Saturday, September 18th 2010 worldwide rally page, go here.
Marc is expected to surrender into custody at the BC Supreme Court on Monday, September 28, 2009. He will remain in Canadian custody until extradited by the Canadian Justice Minister, when he will be sent to he USA to be sentenced in a Seattle federal court by judge Ricardo Martinez. The plea agreement is for a 5-year sentence in US Federal Prison.
The global rallies in support of Marc happened on Saturday, September 19th -- join the Facebook page!
Marc Emery is a well-known activist, Vancouver retail store owner, and editor of Cannabis Culture Magazine. He was raided by Canadian police and the US DEA on July 29th, 2005, and arrested for selling marijuana seeds over the Internet.
On September 10th 2005, over 40 demonstrations were held around the world to protest Marc's arrest for extradition to the United States. Locations included Moscow, Prague, Wellington, Sydney, Mexico City, Paris, and London.
In Canada, Marc would like his supporters from every community in the country to hold a rally at their local Government of Canada building. The government of Canada is responsible for the marijuana prohibition, as well as signing off on Marc's extradition. We are hoping for organizers to come forward to host major rallies in support of Marc at US consulates in Vancouver, Calgary, Toronto, Montreal, Halifax, and the US Embassy in Ottawa. (Vancouver, BC Location: Vancouver Art Gallery at 750 Hornby Street from 2pm-5pm)
In the United States, we hope for a rally in all 50 States in as many cities and towns at Canadian Consulates, local courthouses, DEA offices, Justice Department offices, or a main intersections for maximum visibility to your community.
Across the globe, we hope for a rally in every country we can find a supporter to lead a rally, wherever on the earth they may be, at Canadian embassies or consulates, courthouses, or main intersections.
Help by planning a rally and organizing with others in their community. Please contact Cannabis Culture (604-689-0590) or Marc and Jeremiahs directly (firstname.lastname@example.org and Jeremiah@cannabisculture.com) if you would like to organize and host the event or if you want to know who to contact in your area.
It's easy to do!
- DOWNLOAD POSTERS for the Worldwide Rally For the Prince of Pot
- NEW!!! DOWNLOAD NEW POSTERS from CC artist Gary Wintle
- Read the article HOW TO HOLD A PROTEST by Cannabis Culture Magazine
- Read the article RALLY TOOLS by Cannabis Culture Magazine
Marc Emery writes:
Pick the place for the rally first. The main courthouse in town is a good place. A busy intersection where you will be seen, or on the sidewalk by any US or Canadian embassy or consulate or a federal building on a main avenue are excellent rally sites. You don't need any permits. Posters & signs should be prepared and the rally should start at 2.00 pm and go to 5 pm. Chants should be developed; like "Free Marc Emery", "No Prison For Pot", "No More Drug War", "Stop the violence, end prohibition", "Register to vote, Win the Right To Toke" and, well, you'll think of many, they are fun. But practice them before hand.
Make your signs legible and clear, check spelling beforehand. People walking with signs while chanting slogans of cannabis liberation is fine for the whole 2 or 3 hours, but you can add speakers every 20 minutes or so to change it up. Campaigning for Ron Paul in 2007, I learned that a sign saying "Google Ron Paul" was very effective in drawing passers-by attention to his videos or philosophy. A sign at each rally saying "Google Marc Emery and his work for freedom" or something like that will be helpful in expanding awareness.
* Free Marc Emery
* Free the Prince of Pot
* Google Marc Emery
* Marc Emery = Political Prisoner
* No Prison For Prince of Pot
* Free Anti-Prohibition Activist Marc Emery
* Free Cannabis Culture Leader Marc Emery
* DEA out of __________ (your country or town here)
* End Prohibition
* No More Drug War
* No Prison For Pot
The purpose of signs is to stir the mind of any passersby who might Google 'Marc Emery', 'Prohibition', or 'Drug War'.
It is important to inform your local media of the rally and its purpose, why you support Marc Emery. Tell them the extradition of a non-violent Canadian to an American prison is WRONG! Address the fact the DEA (US Drug Enforcement Administration) is in your country also, and should be expelled.
One of the under-currents of a worldwide rally, especially with substantial US participation, is to ease the anger many Canadians may feel towards Americans once I am incarcerated. Improperly directed anger will be counter-productive to the cause. If American rally support is significant, Canadians will see Americans as fellow warriors and victims in the drug war. The risk is that there will be a lot of unproductive America-bashing by Canadians after my sentencing and while I am incarcerated. Anger and indignation should be channeled against the drug war that exists everywhere on Earth, and towards the politicians that make these injustices and cruelties happen.
Find out why Marc is cutting a deal with US prosecutors.
Find out more about Marc's fight against extradition at NoExtradition.net.
HERE IS WHAT YOU CAN DO TO HELP!
1) Hold a rally in your town on Saturday, September 19th with hundreds of others around the world! Go here for information!
2) Contact the Minister of Justice in Canada and insist he return Marc Emery to Canada as soon as possible! Phone the Justice Minister at (613) 957-4222, then send a letter to the Minister of Justice and Members of Parliament (and let the Justice Minister know that Members of Parliament are also being contacted, so your concerns should not be ignored!) then forward a copy to Jodie Emery at Jodie@Cannabisculture.com
3) Write a letter asking the Washington State judge to let Marc Emery return to Canada without any imprisonment. If enough pieces of mail arrive at the courthouse, the judge will realize that many people are going to be upset if Marc Emery is sentenced to prison time, and he may be persuaded to give a lighter sentence -- perhaps even the same as Marc's two coaccused Greg Williams and Michelle Rainey, who are starting two years of probation in Canada.
Send your polite, passionate letters to:
Honorable Ricardo S. Martinez
700 Stewart Street
Go to www.NoExtradition.net for some facts to help you write your letter!
Find out more about Judge Martinez here: http://depts.washington.edu/civilr/martinez.htm
Send us your Facebook, MySpace, or website pages for the rally in your city (email@example.com) and we will post links to them here.
Worldwide Rally For The Prince of Pot - Locations
|Armstrong/Vernon||B.C.||backwoodsracingbc (at) hotmail.com, 250-309-9961|
|Barrie||Ontario||micn_10 (at) hotmail.com|
|Calgary||Alberta||keith (at) Calgary420.ca 403.863.2071||Facebook
|Rocky Mountain Plaza, 615 Macleod Trail SE, 2pm - 4:20pm|
|Camrose||Alberta||peddlers (at) cable-lynx.net||Facebook
|In front of west-end Tim Hortons, 66th St. and 48th Ave, 2pm - 4:20pm|
|Chilliwack||BC||Jason, deadjuggaloj (at) hotmail.com 604-798-2569|
|Dawson Creek||BC||Katelynn Querin, thenextepisode___(at)hotmail.com||Traffic Circle, 2pm-5pm|
||703 - 2nd Avenue West, 2pm - 4:20pm|
|Edmonton||Alberta||Todd, todd (at) edmonton420.ca, 780.910.0389||Facebook
|1 Sir Winston Churchill Square, 2:00pm - 4:20pm|
|Fort McMurray||Alberta||Website||Fort McMurray City Hall, 1pm-5pm|
|Hamilton||Ontario||kfeatherstone_82 (at) hotmail.com, 905-541-1397||Federal Building at 55 Bay St. North, Noon and afterward|
|Kamloops||B.C.||Kevin, k.adamson240 (at) gmail.com,|
|Lethbridge||Alberta||Tamara Cartwright, tamaralee3 (at) gmail.com 402-332-3266||Facebook
|Rick Casson's Office, 255 8st S, 2pm-5pm|
|London||Ontario||jdawson4 (at) uwo.ca||London Courthouse, 80 Dundas St., 2:00pm - 5:00pm|
|Magnetawan||Ontario||mikescell71 (at) hotmail.com|
|Mississauga||Ontario||martinshuk (at) live.com||Mississsauga City Center|
|Montreal||Quebec||Luconator (at) hotmail.com, (438) 881-2305||Montreal Courthouse - 2-5pm|
|Nelson||BC||Noon to 1 pm at the Nelson Courthouse (Ward & Vernon)|
|North Bay||Ontario||code_e_11 (at) hotmail.com, 705-498-2087||Onario Government Building, 2:00pm - 5:15pm|
|Oakville||Ontario||justin_brown117 (at) live.com|
|Ottawa||Ontario||ramsay9 (at) rogers.com||3:00pm, U.S Embassy, 490 Sussex|
|Owen Sound||Ontario||weeds-420 (at) hotmail.com||Owen Sound Courthouse,
611 9th Ave. East
|Peterborough||Ontario||Peterborough Courthouse, 2-5pm|
|Port Elgin||Ontario||glensmith1963 (at) canada.com|
|Prince George||BC||crazy_canuck_ (at) live.com, 250-981-1045 - text messages only||Courthouse at the corner of 3rd Ave & George Street - 2pm-4:20pm|
|Regina||Saskatchewan||joybuzzard (at) normlsaskatchewan.com||Victoria Park - 4:20pm -Walking 2 blocks to the
Service Canada building on 11th Ave shortly after
|Saskatoon||Saskatchewan||free.marc.rally (at) nym.hush.com||River Landing|
|St. John's||Newfoundland||jackie.clarke1986 (at) Hotmail.com||Water Street in front of the Courthouse, 2:00pm - 5:00pm|
|Thunder Bay||Ontario||greensceneproductions (at) gmail.com||Waverly Park 2.30pm - 5.30pm|
|Toronto||Ontario||davinchristensen (at) gmail.com||U.S Consulate, 360 University Avenue, 3:00pm - 5:00pm|
|Vancouver||B.C.||jacob (at) cannabisculture.com||Vancouver Art Gallery|
|Winnipeg||Manitoba||Jesse Mrazek, jesse (at) a1records.net 204.981.6910||Parliament Building, 2-6pm|
|Berlin||Germany||info (at) hanfparade.de||Website||Kanadische Botschaft, Leipziger Platz (Canadian Embassy)|
|Calverton||UK||seanfrance82 (at) hotmail.com|
|Copenhagen||Denmark||tuxen (at) hampepartiet.dk||American and Canadian embassy|
|Oslo||Norway||jg_er_her (at) hotmail.com||American and Canadian embassy|
|London||UK||michellewalmsley1976 (at) yahoo.co.uk||"Canada House" located at Trafalgar Square, Pall Mall East 1 pm to 5 pm|
|Dublin||Ireland||darcy (at) thc.ie 087-747-4441||Rally in front of the Canadian Embassy|
|Vienna||Austria||info (at) hanfwandertag.at, 6507758899||United Nations Office|
|Lima||Peru||punkskater52 (at) hotmail.com||United States Embassy Avenida Encalada, Cuadra 17 Monterrico|
|Capetown||South Africa||Jeremy Acton (021)9149271
|Marine Parade opposite Cape Town City Hall - 10h00|
|Albuquerque||New Mexico||akm356 (at) gmail.com|
|Atlanta||Georgia||Dave Q bigdavenfhs(at)hotmail.com||Georgia World Congress Center|
|Auburn||Alabama||mjh0011 (at) auburn.edu|
|Austin||Texas||Terri, texashempcampaign (at) gmail.com, 512-441-4099 or firstname.lastname@example.org||IH-35 Overpass on 11th and 12th Street - 4:20pm|
|Bellingham||Washington||thefabman (at) msn.com||Federal building on Magnolia St 2.00pm-5.00pm|
|Birmingham||Alabama||wesli91 (at) gmail.com||Libertarian Party Headquarters - 2330 Highland Avenue South - 2-5pm|
|Boston||Massacusetts||Andrew_Hutcheson (at) Emerson.edu 908.619.2047||Boston Common|
|Broward County||Florida||Raya Sunshine, raya.carb (at) gmail.com 561-633-1285||Sunrise BLVD and A1A|
|Chippewa Falls||Wisconsin||dd220044 (at) live.com|
|Denver||Colorado||smaurerusa (at) comcast.net||Myspace||Skyline Park - 16th Street Mall & Arapahoe - 3-5pm|
|Greenville||South Carolina||imaginar33fri3nd(at)rocketmail.com 864 371 2391||Myspace||Greenville City Hall beginning at 11 am|
|Hampton Roads||Virginia||Danny Rogers, 1240erion (at) gmail.com||includes Norfolk, Virginia Beach, Newport News|
|Hartford||Connecticut||David Cappiello, davecapp2000 (at) yahoo.com||State Capital Park - 210, Capital Ave.|
|Houston||Texas||Stephen, november23of2003 (at) yahoo.com, 281-520-5419|
|Idaho Falls||Idaho||boxer_sk8ing (at) hotmail.com|
|Indianapolis||Indiana||Patrick Kensington, patrick (at) moneyshare.org 317-686-3153|
|Keene||New Hampshire||brandon.durham (at) gmail.com (313) 405-4901|
|Martinsburg||West Virginia||redheadmamma (at) live.com|
|Miami||Florida||Anthony Feria 420culturemiami (at) gmail.com 786-375-0451||Bicentennial Park - 1075 Biscayne Blvd - 2-5pm|
|New York City||New York||freemansullivan (at) gmail.com|
|Orange County||California||iblowminds1984 (at) gmail.com||Website|
|Peoria||Illinois||Richard J. Rawlings, richrawlings (at) usmjparty.com, 309-648-2525|
|Philadelphia||Pennsylvania||jeffwgu (at) gmail.com|
|Phoenix||Arizona||Kathleen: free420arizona (at) aol.com, 480-251-1215||24th Street and Camelback (closest corner to Canadian Consulate) at 4:20 pm|
|Portland||Oregon||jason.gerard.fox (at) gmail.com|
|Raleigh||North Carolina||Richard Michael 252 378 5389||Organized by NC Patients Network||Canadian Consulate at 3737 Glenwood Ave|
|San Diego||California||cannabisactivisd (at) live.com||3rd Ave. and H St. at the Court House 9am to 1 pm|
|Seattle||Washington||ganjassurfer (at) yahoo.com||Space Needle|
|Sheridan||Wyoming||Spencer Kuzara, kodaxx (at) gmail.com|
|Tampa||Florida||DEA Tampa District Office, 4950 W.Kennedy Blvd 4pm|
|Tucson||Arizona||Jon C. Gettel aznorml (at) cox.net||website|
|Washington||New Jersey||Andrew_Hutcheson (at) emerson.edu|
|Washington||District of Columbia||Clark Sullivan, freemansullivan (at) gmail.com||FRIDAY, Noon to 1pm outside Attorney General's office at Dept. of Justice|
|Wichita||Kansas||Matt_gillenwater (at) yahoo.com.||Rally at the old town plaza|